Patients Travel to Pittsburgh for Concussion Care

Patients Travel to Pittsburgh for Concussion Care

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Out of Town Experience

The UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program faculty and staff strive to make the concussion treatment process as manageable as possible for all patients, but especially those who are traveling for their care. In order to accomplish this all of our appointments are scheduled for the same day, and almost always in the same building.

After completing your clinical evaluation, the faculty then develops an at home treatment plan. This may involve targeted physical rehabilitation, exercise, and in specific cases, medication.

While you’re at home the faculty and staff are available by email and can be reached with any questions. Depending on your recovery out of town patients are typically asked to do one to two follow up appointments.


Josh, Loudon County, VA

joshJosh, a high school student from Loudon County, Virginia, sustained a concussion on the soccer field. As a multi-sport athlete, he had sustained one concussion in the past, but this injury was different for both him and his family.

After months of being treated by local doctors and seeing little improvement, a friend of the family recommend the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Read Josh’s full story.


Melissa, Cleveland, OH

melissaMelissa, a high school soccer player, sustained four sports-related concussions in her career causing her to experience headaches for over a year. When she felt sharp neck pain, dizziness, and headaches following a hit during a soccer game, Melissa’s family was eager to have her evaluated.

After seeing her local neurologist and having very little improvement, Melissa’s mother found the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program online and scheduled an appointment.

Read Melissa’s full story.


For more questions about our Concussion program, or to schedule an appointment, call 412-432-3681

To learn more about our patients, read their stories